Underwriting

Insurers, brokers, reinsurers, buyers and members' agents need to adapt to a new and streamlined market.

Verto Syndicate has been established for the purpose of deploying private capital through the underwriting of proportional reinsurance contracts. We source business via reinsurance brokers, leveraging long standing marketing relationships of the underwriting team and direct and brokered opportunities via Hampden Agencies Ltd.

Meet Our Team

Peter Mills
Peter Mills
CEO and CUO, Verto

Peter has more than 30 years’ underwriting and leadership experience in the re/insurance market. Peter was most recently Head of Global Specialty Reinsurance and EMEA P&C for  Endurance Re. Prior to Endurance Re, Peter was a member of the Executive Committee and  Strategic Underwriting Officer for Tokio Millennium Re. Peter has held roles at Cologne Re, MIACM, XL and Gerling

Simon Ashby
Simon Ashby
Deputy Active Underwriter – Property & Casualty Lines, Verto

Simon started his career in the Insurance Industry back in 1982.Simon leads the Personal Lines Property Cat and the Casualty & Professional Lines portfolios. He was previously CEO of Willis Global Solutions International and prior to that was Managing Director of Marsh Bermuda FINPRO for ten years. Simon was also responsible for setting up the London and Lloyd’s operation for Gulf Specialty UK Limited (part of Travelers Group) where he held the position of Chief Underwriting Officer.

Tim Griffiths
Tim Griffiths
Deputy Active Underwriter - Specialty Lines, Verto

Tim is responsible for underwriting specialty reinsurance lines and the placement of Verto’s outwards reinsurance.  Tim brings in-depth market knowledge and strong relationships.  He previously served as an underwriter at Sompo International Re (ex Endurance Re) in Zurich. He started in Lloyd’s with Bain Dawes handling marine & energy reinsurance and subsequently held senior broking roles in Alexander Howden / Aon and Guy Carpenter.

Andrew Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham
Chief Pricing Actuary, Verto

Andrew is a qualified actuary and brings over 24 years of market experience.  Andrew is responsible for overseeing price sufficiency and exposure management of the Verto portfolio. Prior to Verto, Andrew served as structured deal broker for Guy Carpenter as well as overseeing the analytic offering of the retrocessional division. Andrew, has also been an underwriter and actuary for Brit and was Head of Office for Brit Gibraltar where he served on the Board. 

Olivia Bailey
Olivia Bailey
Underwriter, Verto

Olivia has 5 years’ underwriting experience and shall perform a diversified function of Underwriting and Underwriting Support. Prior to Verto, Olivia was at Ark Syndicate in the Property D&F team and Property Binders team. Olivia has achieved a number of awards within the insurance industry recognising performance in innovation, underwriting and in the ACII exams. Prior to working in insurance, Olivia received a First-Class degree in Geography with European Study from the University of Exeter. 

Alex Kiy
Alex Kiy
Actuary, Verto

Alex is Verto’s Pricing Actuary. He has over 4 years’ experience in general insurance and reinsurance and is an almost fully qualified actuary. Prior to Verto, Alex was at Argo Global where he built and operated pricing models across many lines of business. Alex brings with him significant experience of predictive analytics and will use his programming skills to harness modern pricing and ‘data science’ techniques.  

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5th Floor Camomile Court 
23 Camomile Street 
London EC3A 7LL